"Like the characters in Ballard’s fictions, P. is jury-rigging a private cosmology in much the same way that he fashioned his ad-hoc shelter, in “Mark the Points of No Return,” from discarded artworks. In that sense, he’s Claude Lévi-Strauss’s bricoleur updated for the age of Twitter mobs, drone wars, and reality-TV politics, tinkering together a system of myths, symbols, and rituals from whatever’s at hand: The media landscape. The built environment. The flood tide of images inundating the mass unconscious. Technology, which increasingly remakes us in its own image and, more and more, has a mind of its own. Free-floating anxieties and conspiracy theories. The persuasion industries—P.R., marketing, branding, advertising. The psychopathology of everyday life in a world spun off its axis by info-vertigo."
Excerpt from A Crash Course in Disaster Survival. (A Critical Fiction About Paul Segers)
Published in The Scene Changes
NOW SHOWING: Future Untitled, Gallery Larik, Utrecht. group show with:
Aldo van den Broek, Nik Christensen, Vincent Dams, Ksenia Galiaeva, Hamid el Kanbouhi, Henny Overbeek, Paul Segers, Toon Teken.
IN PROGRESS: New video works // Kråken // The Electronics Sing For You //
IN PROGRESS: Dafang Creative Village, P.R. of China. Site specific installations and works in an ancient village by Dutch artists: Herman Lamers, Wouter Klein Velderman, Maartje Korstanje, Nico Parlevliet, André Pielage and Tanja Smeets.
RECENT: Tijdgenoten #7: Klas 1B 2019, group show at De School, Amsterdam.
RECENT: A new series of 'Future Artifacts' for the exhibition: CALL TO ACTION June 29th - September 8th 2019, Museum Helmond,
RECENT: Apprentice Master expo #2: The I in formation
RECENT: Mastertalk Paul Segers at Museum de Pont.
RECENT: Lecture 'The Scene Changes' at Hunan University, Changsha, China.